|she is the replacement of the former A962 Belgica, but as she is not an official navy ship, we decided to put her in the utility section.
The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) manages the vessel (which includes, the planning of the scientific campaigns, the responsibility for the ship’s budget and the scientific instrumentation support).
Federal Science Policy Office (BELSPO) is the owner of the multidisciplinary research vessel as representative of the Belgian State.
The Belgian Navy provides the bridge personnel (Captain, Chief Mate, Second Officer) and the home port of Zeebrugge.
The private operator Genavir is responsible for the integrated management and operation of the ship (which includes, the crewing and the operational & maintenance support).